COMET Case Study Data on the WWW
Jeff Weber --
Liz Page --
Dolores Kiessling --
Linda Miller --
- This Executive Summary covers the six month period from 1 November 2000 to 30 April 2001.
- The COMET Case Study Library has experienced above normal growth over this period.
- Subscription to the e-mail list has increased from to 101 to 118 entries.
- Cases ordered rose from 12 to 120 (increased by an order of magnitude), this does NOT include the ~100 cases delivered to NWSFO's on CD by COMET.
- This report includes the months when there is more activity at universities (there were 40 cases ordered during the same time frame last year).
- Data orders rose from 296 to 834.
- Volume of data downloaded doubled, from 6,844MB to 13,164MB.
- Thirty four (34) case studies are now available. All are
available for online search, browse, and FTP download.
Case 35 (San Antonio Flood 17 October, 1998), will be released in the next few days.
- The last sixteen cases have been made available in AWIPS compatible netCDF format.
- We continue adding ACARS data to the case studies, and are looking into including the outputs of additional models into our casestudies.
- OKC Tornado CCS019 will have additional radar sites added that were not available at the time of the initial offering.
In the six months since the last Executive Summary, several
things have been accomplished involving both case study data
and building the community of users.
Data and Infrastructure
- Some of the recent cases were suggested, or had data contributed, by NWS field personnel:
- Case 33 by Dick Livingston, Central Region SSD-Chief.
- Case 32 by Ed Mahoney and Tom Niziol, NWS, Buffalo, NY.
- The distinct increase in data acquistion by the university community shows that our goal to bring operationally significant events into the
academic environment is being accomplished.
- Jeff Weber attended the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco in December, where demonstrations of the COMET Case Study Library were performed at the Unidata/UCAR booth.
- Elizabeth Page presented a paper titled "Application of the NWS/COMET Case Study Library to Development of Web-based Training" (co-authored with Jeff Weber, Patrick O'Reilly and Dolores Kiessling) at the 2001 AMS IIPS session in Albuquerque.
Our case study usage statistics (subscribers to the
casestudies e-mail list, tape requests, data downloads,
and web hits) continue to increase. For details on all the current usage statistics, see the
Detailed Statistics page.
Statistics and current plots of web hits , data downloaded, and the "new" data ordered are also available on the
Case Studies Usage Statistics Page.
Development of more case studies continues, giving us more
case studies to load into the CODIAC system. Future cases
- Case 35: San Antonio Flood (17 October 1998)
- Case 36: Seattle Snowstorm (14 February 2001)
- Case 37: Southern California Severe Weather (2 September 1998)
- Case 38: Kansas City/Brush Creek Flash Flood (4 October 1998)
Case Study Status page
We will continue our efforts to make the case
studies easier to access and use by the user community. These
efforts will include keeping our web site up to date and
helping with enhancements to the CODIAC system (i.e. ACARS decoders).
In our continuing efforts to expand the community, we will continue to publish papers on this project. The next conferences to be attended are the NWA in Spokane October 2001, and the AMS in Orlando January 2002.
We are tracking the data format issues arising from the NWS
modernization efforts. We have implemented AWIPS compatible
netCDF format so that all future cases can be downloaded in raw data formats,
GEMPAK formats, or AWIPS formats.
For earlier information, please see the following:
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